The Purpose Prize Announces call for Applications for 2010
In its fifth year, The Purpose Prize provides 10 awards totaling $750,000 to social innovators, 60 years and older, who are creating new ways to solve our most pressing social issues - from health care to the environment, poverty to education. Rather than a lifetime achievement award, The Purpose Prize is a down payment on what these innovators will do next.
- Judith Broder, a psychiatrist who combined her experience and passion to recruit mental health professionals to provide free, confidential counseling to veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families through The Soldiers Project.
- Don Coyhis, a former computer executive who built a nationwide substance abuse recovery program based on Native American beliefs and traditions.
- Connie Siskowski, a former nurse who founded the Youth Caregiving Project to support a hidden population of pre-teens who shoulder adult-sized responsibilities caring for chronically ill relatives.